When is Hurricane Season in the Atlantic?

Hurricane season in the Atlantic runs from June 1 to November 30. Storms outside of these dates are not unheard of. As you can see from the graph, based on the average of 150 years of storms, activity ramps up in August, and peaks once in early September, then again in October. More statistics are available here.

Persons traveling to areas near the Atlantic Basin should exercise caution during the entire Hurricane Season.

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This Day In Weather History

Washington, D.C. (1874)
A total of 5.66 inches of rain; 24-hour record.

Detroit, MI (1939)
100 degrees -- hottest ever in September.

Gulf of Mexico (1988)
Hurricane Gilbert, now packing 120-mph winds, is 350 miles south-southeast of Brownsville, Texas.